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Mario Lefebvre - The Conference Board of Canada. Greenfield Park, QC, CA

Mario Lefebvre

Director, Centre for Municipal Studies | The Conference Board of Canada

Greenfield Park, QC, CANADA

City Hall 101: Find out what the latest research indicates as it relates to the economic and financial state of North American cities





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Mario is Director of the Centre for Municipal Studies at the Conference Board of Canada. As Director, Centre for Municipal Studies, Mario has developed a tremendous knowledge and in-depth understanding of the economic and financial situations of Canada's cities. He regularly gives speeches across the country and conducts numerous media interviews.

Prior to his current position, Mario was a Senior Research Associate in the Economic Services Group the Conference Board. He had a major role in several international projects in such countries as Tunisia, Morocco and Ukraine, working closely with each country's Ministry of Finance. In doing so, he had the opportunity to travel multiple times to each of these countries.

From 1991 to 1997, Mario was an economist at the Bank of Canada, where he worked in the research and international departments. He published three Bank of Canada working papers on selected issues of regional economics.

Mario Lefebvre holds a M.Sc. and a B.Sc. degrees in Economics from the University of Montreal.

Industry Expertise (7)


Information Services

Think Tanks

Government Administration

Public Policy

International Trade and Development

Management Consulting

Areas of Expertise (3)

The Economics of Cities

Economic Analysis

Centre for Municipal Studies

Accomplishments (1)

Director, Centre for Municipal Studies – Conference Board of Canada (professional)

The Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) is the foremost independent, not-for-profit applied research organization in Canada. Since 1954, the Board has been committed to researching innovative practices, designing new strategies and providing our members with the most up-to-date information, analysis and expertise to help them excel in Canada and around the world. The CBoC builds leadership capacity by creating and sharing insights on economic trends, public policy and organizational performance.

Education (2)

University of Montreal: Bachelor of Science, Economics

University of Montreal: Master of Science, Economics 1990

Event Appearances (5)


Ontario Professional Planners Institute Annual Conference  Ottawa, Ontario



Quebec Apartment Investment Conference 2012  Montreal, Quebec


The Economic and Demographic Outlook for Growth In the Ottawa Market

The Ottawa Real Estate Forum  Ottawa, Ontario


2012 Economic Outlook for Calgary

Calgary Economic Development Speaker Series  Calgary, Alberta


Economic Outlook for Alberta and Canada

Edmonton Real Estate Forum  Edmonton, Alberta


Sample Talks (1)

The Economic and Demographic Outlook for Growth In the Ottawa Market

An insightful presentation on the performance and outlook for 2012 of the Canadian economy, and the key emerging trends in this Ottawa region. What are major drivers affecting job creation in this market other than government? What is the outlook for employment, population and economic growth for the Ottawa area and for Canada in general? What are major demographic trends in this region? How do the prospects for Ottawa compare with the outlook for other major Canadian cities?



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3500 to 3500 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee